On the European fence

Richard Laming

Published in the Daily Mail, 10 October 2008

I can’t work out whether Christopher Booker is in favour of countries pursuing their own national interests or against it.

We know he thinks Britain should do this, but he criticises the French and the Germans for doing the same.  He can’t have it both ways.

He complains about certain aspects of the EU’s response to the banking crisis, such as the different national policies and the apparent exclusion of the representatives of smaller member states.

These would be less pronounced if the EU were to acquire greater powers in the field of macroeconomic policy.

Is Christopher Booker now realising what a good idea this would be?

RICHARD LAMING
Federal Union, London SE1

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